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Hele's School

Hele's School

Hele's School A great place to learn. A great place to grow.


The European Parliament Ambassadors School programme is a dynamic platform fostering youth engagement in democratic processes across Europe. Participants across Key stage 4 and Key stage 5 actively contribute to discussions on pressing issues, share diverse perspectives and cultivate a deeper understanding of our interconnected world. The involvement in EPAS is driven by a desire to enhance our diplomatic, critical thinking, and collaborative skills with the ultimate goal of continuing to be involved in shaping the future of our continent. It enables students to learn more about European parliamentary democracy, organise and take part in practical activities related to the EU, and engage with their community and Members of the European Parliament.
Here are some of the things we have been involved in so far:
KS5 students helped KS3 pupils to organise a debate around the motion: ‘This House would abolish the monarchy’. The proposition won!

One of our student ambassadors, Chris, created an informative presentation for all tutor groups on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the human rights act.

We were thrilled to welcome into school Asher Jacobsberg from EPAS to work with our KS5 students on what democracy means.

One of our student ambassadors, Cecylia, organised for tutor group to create Christmas cards for people who use the Devon and Cornwall refugee centre, so that they knew someone was thinking about them at Christmas time.

Xsara and Lucy created a Christmas quiz for tutees based on different Christmas traditions in European countries. It was great fauna and became very competitive!

Alice, one of our brilliant junior ambassadors created a display in the library for Holocaust Memorial Day, linking the Holocaust to literature.

It was a great pleasure to welcome Luke Pollard (Labour M.P.) into school on Friday to talk about all things democracy and politics with our students. We discussed proportional representation; I.DF. cards; who votes and why young people are less likely to vote; automatic voter registration; and the Israel/Gaza conflict.

So proud of our wonderful young people asking probing questions of Sir Gary Streeter M.P. and proving how much they care about the NHS, trans rights, homelessness, defence, public services and democracy.


Coming soon:

A Valentine’s day special!
International Women’s Day
Europe Day
Raising awareness of the climate crisis with younger pupils
A trip to Europe House in London.